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Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 10:23 PM
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Posted By rocker59
My '91 LeMans 1000 CI today: ...

My '91 LeMans 1000 CI today:

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/i-rQZMkb8/0/O/LeMans%20Goshen%20Coca%20Cola.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 228,622
Posted By rocker59
The red/black Griso SE looks great!

The red/black Griso SE looks great!
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 228,622
Posted By rocker59
+1.

+1.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 180,379
Posted By rocker59
One of the problems is the limited amount of...

One of the problems is the limited amount of travel available.

The best way to make a bike ride better is to add travel.

Longer shocks with more travel, and more advanced design.

$,$$$$.$$
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 180,379
Posted By rocker59
Bitubo, folks... Bitubo... :deal ...

Bitubo, folks... Bitubo...

:deal

http://www.bitubo.com/

http://bitubo.us/
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 78,446
Posted By rocker59
+1 :eek1

+1 :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:09 PM
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Views: 228,622
Posted By rocker59
Taken today on a little afternoon ride. My 1991...

Taken today on a little afternoon ride. My 1991 LeMans 1000 CI.

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-September-14-Huntsville/i-97TXtRJ/0/XL/DSCN9681-1-XL.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,616
Posted By rocker59
good point. I've run into groups from several...

good point. I've run into groups from several countries in Europe over the years when riding in Arizona and Utah.

Here's a link to national flags for the OP to scan through:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,616
Posted By rocker59
Or made added a forum topic just for them !!! ...

Or made added a forum topic just for them !!! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,616
Posted By rocker59
I was reminded of this twice this week. Once...

I was reminded of this twice this week. Once trying to talk motorcycles with a Harley-riding coworker, and today trying to talk riding motorcycles with a Harley salesman... Parallel universes, for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 170,759
Posted By rocker59
Grand Opening at the new local Indian store here,...

Grand Opening at the new local Indian store here, today. Damn! Really nice bikes. Did not ride anything but sat on a faired Chief. Started it. Played with all the gizmos. Great fit and finish!...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 180,379
Posted By rocker59
Michelin Pilot Activ

Michelin Pilot Activ
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,382
Posted By rocker59
I'm pretty sure the rule books say "produce". ...

I'm pretty sure the rule books say "produce". Retail sale is a different matter.
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,382
Posted By rocker59
Fifty was the AMA requirement for HD. ...

Fifty was the AMA requirement for HD.

Regardless, Motus still has a long way to go.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,917
Posted By rocker59
Actually, there have been several Asian cruisers...

Actually, there have been several Asian cruisers over the years featuring Softail-style rear suspensions...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,382
Posted By rocker59
+1 ???

+1

???
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:57 PM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By rocker59
Yes. This is like a small block Chevy. The...

Yes. This is like a small block Chevy. The engine and transmission are not of unit construction. The transmission bolts on the back of the engine.

This has worked in automotive and motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,409
Posted By rocker59
Probably will turn out to be a viral video...

Probably will turn out to be a viral video advertisment for some European product of some kind.

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 180,379
Posted By rocker59
Nah, it had to do with $14,490 2011 Griso 1200...

Nah, it had to do with $14,490 2011 Griso 1200 8v units stacking up on dealership floors.

For 2012, the MSRP was dropped to $12,490 and the company sold every one they made.

Piaggio did drop...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 78,446
Posted By rocker59
Thanks for the review :thumb

Thanks for the review :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 07:55 PM
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Views: 180,379
Posted By rocker59
That's not exactly true. Guzzi perked up...

That's not exactly true.

Guzzi perked up sales of the Griso a few years ago when they dropped the price @ $2,000 and introduced the SE version.

It's one of thier best selling models.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 78,446
Posted By rocker59
New bikes have the tires, too. But whatever. ...

New bikes have the tires, too. But whatever. They didn't do 180/55-17 and 120/70-17, so you won't be satisfied.

There is lots of room for Indian to do a "Sport Scout" with this platform and have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 180,379
Posted By rocker59
'12 tanks are steel. In the USA, those '12 steel...

'12 tanks are steel. In the USA, those '12 steel tanks are painted black on the Racer.

V7 production 2009/2010/2011 was plastic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33,193
Views: 8,099,603
Posted By rocker59
Those weren't their chase vehicles ?

Those weren't their chase vehicles ?
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 180,379
Posted By rocker59
No doubt the Sportster is an easy bike to own. ...

No doubt the Sportster is an easy bike to own. However, Guzzi maintenance is super-easy.

Fun factor on the V7 is high due to its low-400s weight. Sportster kind of loses out for me with the 550...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 78,446
Posted By rocker59
Not really. The size has been around for...

Not really. The size has been around for decades. Before metric sizing, it would be a 5.00-16 or 5.10-16, tire sizes that date to the early days of motorcycling...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 78,446
Posted By rocker59
It's a 130\90-16. A common size on Harleys for...

It's a 130\90-16. A common size on Harleys for many years.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 78,446
Posted By rocker59
+1000 :thumb 99% of my riding is West...

+1000 :thumb



99% of my riding is West of The Mississippi. The more fuel, the better. I hate making every stop a fuel stop.

There are much better places to stop than at gas stations every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,917
Posted By rocker59
What are they doing? Selling the shite out of...

What are they doing? Selling the shite out of motorcycles!

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/07/22/harley-davidson-sales-and-financial-results-second-quarter-2014/?src=SOC&dom=fb
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,911
Posted By rocker59
d00d.... Seriously? That bike was...

d00d.... Seriously?

That bike was probably financed for 84 months.

People are payment buyers. They will go with the lowest payment. That means 60, 72, or 84 months on shite like boats,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By rocker59
HD introduces new models at the end of July each...

HD introduces new models at the end of July each year.

Some companies will not announce next year's bikes until September / October.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,917
Posted By rocker59
Hard? Work? :scratch

Hard? Work? :scratch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By rocker59
+1 But luckily I ride a bike with enough...

+1

But luckily I ride a bike with enough power to pass them. And, I don't mind dispatching them with a pass over the DY. It's just paint, not a retaining wall.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 228,622
Posted By rocker59
Cool! I like it without the fairing!

Cool! I like it without the fairing!
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 228,622
Posted By rocker59
http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/...

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/i-9M3VNhq/0/L/LM-V%207-18%20d-L.jpg

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/i-TLgJJ8N/0/M/LM-V%207-18%20b-M.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,917
Posted By rocker59
16-Million what? One has to have a broad view of...

16-Million what? One has to have a broad view of the definition of "motorcycle". Since HD doesn't sell anything under 500cc, a fair comparison doesn't include all the 49cc scooters you're counting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,676
Posted By rocker59
This would've been a good opportunity to stuff a...

This would've been a good opportunity to stuff a V-Rod engine into a touring frame.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,270
Posted By rocker59
In all my trips on I-40, US-412, and US-50...

In all my trips on I-40, US-412, and US-50 between The Ozarks and The Rockies over the past 16-years, I have yet to get stuck in a storm. I've seen them in the distance, but have never had to deal...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,491
Posted By rocker59
Yet, the OP left the stop with all his money... ...

Yet, the OP left the stop with all his money... :rolleyes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,270
Posted By rocker59
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

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<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xJkDphU5olo"...
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